I carried the Christmas theme over into January with this painting, my first of 2018, which is based on a puppet built and animated by my partner, Michael Granberry (you can follow him here).
Originally built several years back, Santa makes an appearance in two of Michael’s animated shorts: “Some Assembly Required” and “Penguins Don’t Fly,” both of which you can laugh along with below.
Since then, he’s become a yearly Christmas decoration. And this year he happened to find himself holding up one of a string of bubble lights on the window ledge. I noticed how he’d been positioned out of the corner of my eye while I was reading on the sofa. I love bubble lights, and I love Santa, so the writing was on the wall.